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Grader grass

Weed Habitat 

  • Native to India, Grader grass rapidly colonises roadsides following disturbance from grading, hence the common name. Prominent along roadsides, in pastures and disturbed areas.


  • A tall, erect, tufted annual grass, 1-2 m high, growing in dense patches.
  • Mature plants golden to orange-tan.
  • Robust, hairless, caney stems.
  • Leaves narrow, up to 30 cm long and well spaced along the stem, brown when mature.
  • Seedheads long and branched, interspersed with short leaves, drooping when mature.

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Weed Declaration
Currently not declared however under the Biosecurity Act 2014 you still have an obligation to prevent or minimise a biosecurity risk posed by a pest.
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